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that most people have, but we don't have, because of who we are and who we love. well, that's over now. we have that right and we're very proud of that, and just a terrific day and the day is really about love. >> yes. and do you feel the same way, michael? >> i do feel the same way. that we've been together so long, but today something else was added to our love and our relationship, and it just makes it so much better for all of us. >> yeah. let's get back to gracie mansion now. >> john and jonathan, we wish for you all life's blessings, and in so much as you have consented to be united in the bonds of matrimony and you have exchanged your wedding vows before all of those present today, therefore, by the power that's vested in me by the state of new york, i pronounce you
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both married. [ applause ] ♪ and now, a great tradition. the breaking of the glass. this custom has many interpretations and since it is
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a jewish custom it has even more. but one that seems to fit today perfectly have that the broken glass is a reminder. a reminder that although the couple came together as a single union, the world as a whole is broken and needs mending, and i can't think of two men who work harder to do that every single day. as a matter of fact, they wanted to get tomorrow off, and i said, no. we have a budget crisis. they will be at their desks tomorrow morning. so those of you who work for them, and had thought you could dog it tomorrow, sorry. anyways, they work as hard as anybody can, a and i think that's why the groom will now break the glass. in fact, today you're in for a treat, because we have -- two glasses.
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[ applause ] ♪ and now you're all welcome to come inside the tent, and i think it's time for a drink. >> i wish we could take all of you inside for a drink, inside the tent, wouldn't that be nice? but that's michael bloomberg and now officially married in new york city, john and jonathan, two longtime aides of mayor michael bloomberg and guess what? it was a beautiful ceremony. you got to love that. whether it's an opposite, couples of opposite sex or same sex. weddings are always beautiful and it's nice.
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congratulations to them. we hope they're together for a long time. many happy years. you heard the mayor say you know what? they both have to show up as work tomorrow. they have to show up at work tomorrow, and before we get to that i want to thank our couples who got married today, thank you all. go back to your ceremony and your guests now, for your receptions. >> okay. thank you very much. >> and have a great time. congratulations to you. and then our couple standing by in new york, doug and michael, joining us from our new york bureau, go back to your guests, and have a great reception, and a great long and happy life together. okay? >> thank you so much. we certainly will. >> thank you. and you heard the mayor say, mayor bloomberg, guess what? these workers wanted to be away tomorrow but we have a budget crisis and they have to go to work. we're going to washington where the debt ceiling debate can be dry and hard to follow but there is a lot happening in washington this hour with a deadline drawing closer by thement.
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treasury secretary timothy good nightner g good nigheithner got started. would it be acceptable to the white house? >> we cannot do, and this is very important, we cannot do because it will be irresponsible, leave the threat of default hanging over the american economy for a long period of time. look, know, back in january, more than seven months ago, we started this process of working with the congress to get them to raise the debt limit so we could avoid default. it's taken us seven months to get to the place we're at now. we're almost as a runway and can note put the american people through this periodic threat. >> republicans have been hovering at the white house. jessica yellin standing by live and our congressional correspondent kate bolduan on capitol hill as well. kate, i'll start with pup do we
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know where things stand at the capitol now? >> reporter: in short i can tell you, don no deal up here on capitol hill, as this evening it seems republican and democratic negotiators, congressional leaders, seem to be moving in different directions rather than towards a bipartisan agreement. house speaker john boehner on a conference calm with houl with republicans seemed to given a pep talk. saying stick together and stick to the principles at the same time he said they also need to come to agree together on a measure that can also pass both the house and the senate, and then at the very same time, the senate majority leader, democrat harry reid is pushing his own proposal and according to a democratic aide it's because of an impasse over this two-part process. this two-step process speaker bane hare been proposing as a way to raise the debt ceiling for this proposal that reid is
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pushing, it could also come with a debt reduction of $2.5 t trillion and raise the debt ceiling through 2013. the long and short of it, really, there's no deal up here tonight and it seems that senate, democratic and republican leaders in both the house and the senate seem to be moving in different paths rather than walking down the same path together at this moment, don. >> oh, boy. all right. stand by, kate. let's go to the white house now. jessica yellin. is this meeting still going on? >> reporter: last i check, moments ago, don, it was still ongoing among the president. senate leader harry reid and nancy pelosi, and the goal, both to update the president on the discussions they have had with republican leaders, and i'm also told by some democrats to brief the president on their alternate plan to move forward. the mood here, i'm told is concern. concern, frustration with the house, for not crafting a plan of its own to solve this problem in the coming days.
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and also some shifting attention as kate mentioned to the senate. as we've seen in these kind of situations before, there's often the house can't get it done, the grown-ups on the other side of the building will, and in this particular situation, with the democrat in control of the white house, there's also some faith that the democrat in control of the senate could maybe do something for the white house in this instance, but the time is running short, and so much deadlock in the last few weeks. what options remain are still very much unclear. so can harry reid pull a rabbit out of his hat? we don't know. that is no doubt what they are discussing in the oval office right now. we are told -- i do not -- at this time, expect any big statement oust white house or any big announcement. as we've seen these last few days anything can change at any moment. so i will keep you posted if it does, don. >> i think it's going to be a long evening for all of us. because if they come out and say something, of course, we'll bring it to you right here on
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cnn. and, listen, we have to say this, jessica, before we move on. the president and the leaders in washington said they wanted to get this fixed or at least some sort of agreement in the works before the asian and european markets opened tomorrow, and that's just in a few hours. >> reporter: that is correct. and, you know, as i sit there making calls trying to find out exactly what movement is happening in washington i'm also checking the s&p futures and the markets around the world, because there's already a lot of people in this town worried and seeing how things are moving. there is a lot of anxiety that the markets are already reacting, because this has a ripple effect on every american, and one thing go know, don is that every leader, no mat whir party, says they want to get this debt ceiling raised and will find a way to do it in the next nine, ten days. >> jessica, here's the thing. we keep talking about an august 2nd deadline. as if they're going to come to an agreement. okay, the debt ceiling's raised, but there are a lot of things
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that go into it. a lot of legislation and writing, and procedure that has to take place before you can do that. and the markets, many say, the people in the markets are starting to get spooked. the longer that this goes on. so, really, the deadline now, when it comes to the financial markets, the deadline is now, i should say? >> reporter: great question, and thank you for pointing it out. yes. the asian markets open and tomorrow morning the american markets start to react. the speaker's office, speaker boehner, said he would like to post legislation tomorrow so that they can start voting on it on wednesday. the house has to act this week. then the senate has to act. if they change it in any way, then the house has to go back and vote. all of this takes type and it has to be done before next week. so the sausage-making process la to start moving through the system by tomorrow for this thing to be done next week. there's no more time for back and forth, shuttle diplomacy, done. they have to start taking action
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tomorrow. >> there you go, jessica yellin. done, and we are right in the middle of it now and hopefully will see something disevening he. jessica yellin stand big and kate bolduan at the capitol. we appreciate both of your reporting. in the headlines a woman who accused one of the world's most powerful men of rape is going public with her story. she is speaking to media outlets and "newsweek" about her ordeal at hands of dominique strauss-kahn. his lawyers say this is a desperate ploy to turn public opinion against him. joining us from new york, susan candiotti. another turn of events in this one, susan. >> reporter: you're right. one more, don. you're right about that. yes, indeed, this woman is breaking her silence now about two months after the alleged attack at the hotel. that happened in may. you remember that she accused dominique shaus kahn, then head of the international monetary fund of sexually assaulting her.
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these are charges he has denied. he says he will plead not guilty to anything she says. however, as a reminder, we'll tell you that authorities have said that they found forensic evidence that a sexual encounter did happen in that room. now, it has been cnn's policy in the to make victims, because this woman went public in granting interviews to "newsweek" and abc news, cnn is now identifying her. we have a couple of quotes that she told abc news about what happened after her description of it. she said, "i want justice. i want him to go to jail. and then she also provided this quote." she said, i want limb him to kn there are some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your pow whir you do something like this. strauss-kahn after this ecuization resigned his job at the head of the international
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monetary fund. as you read the articles, there is not a whole lot new, but interesting points made. for example, in an interview with "newsweek" magazine, they point out, quoting some sources, that what she told the hospital about what happened to her, she said that strauss-kahn made no comments to her during this alleged assault. however, authorities have said consistently, publicly that he did talk with her during the alleged attack, although, again, strauss-kahn has denied that. so that might be a point the defense might challenge. now, her defense attorney, don, as you pointed out, are not heap at all she granted extensive interviews to these publications and put out statement right after it was announced she granted the interviews's in it they said, in part they put it ms. diallo is the first in his troy to have a media campaign top pursue charges against a person from whom she wants
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money. now, they're making an allegation there, and also calling her lawyers unprofessional for allowing her to talk to the news media. remember, don, we've heard a lot from the prosecutor saying that they are still investigating the case. however, they have pointed out some inconsistencies with some of the things she has told them about her past and so they are considering whether they will dismiss the charges, although, again, they incest they have not made any decision about that yet. the next time he's supposed to appear in court is just one week from tomorrow, and by then perhaps authorities will make up their mind. don, finally i wanted to point out that for some time the lawyer has said she was talking about going public with what happened to her, because he said of her concern that the district attorney might not prosecute this case, and they continue to insist she wants her day in court. >> okay. susan candiotti, thank you very
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much. right now, norway, they are mourning the death of 93 people killed in two terror attacks. most of the victims were teens attending a summer camp and coming up, hear what police are saying about the suspect. plus, the nfl. being sued over players brain injuries. 7a former players are behind the suit. 75 players. we'll hear from hall of famer fran tarkenton on the suit, there she standing by. if you need information about us, from us, on social media, reach out on twitter, facebook and cnn.com/don and on 4 square. my book is called "transparent "about my life and jurns as a journalist. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes, and lexus for audi than ever before. ♪
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this is really bizarre and a disturbing window into the mind of a man suspected of killing at least 93 people in a pair of terrorist attacks in norway. images from a 12-minute video reportedly made by the man identified as the suspect in the shooting free at norwegian youth camp and car bombing in oslo. the video is part of it. a rambling 1500 page manifesto authorities believe was published online the day of the attack. set to appear at a court hearing monday, expected to plead not guilty. meanwhile, our reporter says hundreds gather at an oslo cathedral to mourn those lost so shockingly in these attacks. >> reporter: grieving norwegianing led by their king
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and queen remember their dead in oslo. they told mourners the last two days felt like an eternity. >> i'm filled with shock. >> translator: grief, fury. and fear. today is a time for grief. teed we'll allow ourselves to stock up inside of it, grieving for those who are not alive anymore. >> reporter: in a small parish, the family whose lost loved ones on the island racked with an inconsolable grief. >> the princess and foreign minister pay their respects i. think we all have to climb down from our official positions, whether we are ministers or
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anything else and be human beings. we have to look, we have to listen and we have to cry with those who have suffered. >> reporter: a congregation, here at hotel, acting as a crisis center since friday's attacks. some of them still waiting to hear the fate of the few still listed as missing. >> the hours and days pass -- >> a thousand questions, as you know, and it's very important that we find everybody, so the family can start the grieving process. >> reporter: today comfort, sharing in one another's pain. as the police and press slowly begin to piece together the assassin's motive, a picture emerges by a man driven by hatred of multiculturalism and the norwegian society. the big issue, a nation not to
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be divided by hate. >> after the rampage not everyone fled in panic. some ran to help unsure of what they might face, but ready to help. one man's courageous story is straight ahead here on cnn. first, does the nfl keep quiet about the long-term risk of concussions on its players? that's the question a lawsuit filed by 75 former players including minnesota vikings linebacker fred mcneil a closer look at impack of those hits. >> you talk about the conversations that we had, you know, two weeks ago and three weeks ago or a month ago or whatever, and -- and i don't remember. >> reporter: if we saw each other again, would you remember me? >> his answer, right after the break. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch
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you talk about the conversation that we had you know, two weeks or three weeks or a month ago or whatever, and i don't remember. >> reporter: if we saw each other again, would you remember me? >> sanjay, i don't know. >> that was former minnesota vikings linebacker fred mcneill talking with our dr. sanjay gupta about how all the hits and concussions he endured in pro football have affected his brain. joining us now, mcneill's former teammate, one of them, hall of famer fran tarkenton, and fran,
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you and fred played together on the vikings. one more sound bite i want to you hear. going to be really tough, but listen. >> -- actually considering not livi living. actually considering it. >> reporter: you'd like to end your life? >> yeah. >> emotional stuff. tell us about him as a player. >> i knew him when he came up as a rookie from southern cal. he was 23, 22 years old. great athlete. great linebacker. he got it. he's smart. went back to law school. graduated from law school and just a great citizen. couldn't find a better human being than fred mcneill and to see this, so many of my teammates, of my generation
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happened because we had concussions and we'd go back in the game. >> do you worry about it for you? do you ever think you have a -- we're being funny, do you have a senior moment and say i'm having a little moment. i can't catch it. did you ever think about it? >> sure i do. and all of us do. i had two concussions in my pro football career where i was knocked crazy. they put me back in the game, third and fourth quarter when i could count to ten. bite was out. walking around, talking, but unaware of what i was doing. that was norm. and the guys, quarterbacks aren't real football players. the fred mcneills, the center, life were backers get their heads slapped, dementia, alzheimer's. >> we now find that lgd, lou gehrig's disease, is called by concussions to the head. the national football league did
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not want to admit did not want to come to the truth that all of us were in jeopardy in the years they weren't careful. sent us back in games no treatment for us. today they're doing a much better job and now, just in the last two years, science is telling them there's a connection between trauma and the alzheimer's and the mental disorders that we have. >> 75 players. >> 75. >> yes. >> fred among them, suing the nfl claiming they knew about the effects of concussions on players' games and conceded that the info -- concealed that info until just last year. did you -- are you a part of this suit or -- >> i'm not a part of this suit. it does not surprise me. and not only did they not admit to it up until two years ago, don, the doctors that were working for the nfl were in total denial. they have since fired those doctors. but, you know, the ownership
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forever has been in denial of this and also the team doctors and the owners and the management of the nfl. i'm not surprised the lawsuit is out. >> you brought in the your helmet. >> yes. >> this is pretty -- that's what you wore. >> it's nothing. it's just a piece of tin. and this is the helmet i wore in thy last game. >> and that's against the law now? >> yes. that was your protection. there's no protection. and when i got knocked out it was by two defensive backs in a hit me on the head with their arm. they weren't 300 pound -- >> there's a cushion, all kinds of thing. this is a modern-day helmet. >> the same type. >> the same type of helmet. that weighs about four to five times more than this helmet. much more study and protective. this one has no protection whatsoever. the real quarterbacks, i got hit in the head a lot and knocked out a lot, but the guys like fred mcneill and the linebackers
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and people who really like football. quarterbacks don't play football. they suffer from this, and we have so many of our generation of people suffering from dementia and alzheimer's, suffering from als. i met a linebacker teammate two years ago, a.l.s. gave the fwrin a university hospital and they connected the dots between his head trauma and his concussions to a.l.s. first time they've done that. >> i've got to go. i wanted to talk to you about another subject. we have to take a break. quick, the new agreement they're signing will it help the folk dealing with this? >> they're putting away money for health care for these people. increasing their pensions because my generation of people not only are sick but they're broke. >> okay. we're going to talk lockout with fran after the break. don't go anywhere. thank you for talking with us. it's the only listerine® that gets teeth two shades whiter and makes tooth enamel two times stronger. get dual-action listerine® whitening rinse.
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an unusually busy sunday in washington. lawmakers rush to raise the debt ceiling. not much progress to report. house democrats wrapped up a white house meeting with president obama and on capitol hill house speaker john boehner held a long conference call with republicans to consider their next move. stay with cnn for the very latest on this developing story. we're tracking reports from california tonight about at least ten suspicious fires over the past two days. the fires set in north hollywood, mostly to cars in the early morning hour. l.a. police tell kcla many of the vehicles, the fires spread to nearby structures, but no one has been injured luckily. the autopsy of amy winehouse could be done as early as monday. they don't know how the grammy award winning singer died. investigators found her in her apartment saturday and many speculate her death is connected to her wool chronicled substance
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abuse. well-wishers are leaving con doll,s in front of her home. winehouse was just 27 years old. and the owners approved a new agreement. now, will the players? hall of famer fran tarkenton is back right after the break. come on, fran. let's talk about it. >> all right. hey can i play with the toys ? sure, but let me get a little information first. for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time.
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joined by hall of famer fran tarkenton. a new bargain the agreement signed by owners. it looks like they'll sign in the next day or two. what are you hearing? >> such a surprise. >> incredible. >> you and i have been talking about this for months and they wait until the fourth quarter time running out and make it happen. players sign on tuesday. owners sign thursday and kum ba yah and the billionaires. and millionaires happy and the fans are set. >> all is right with the world. nobody's going to be mad, because we have shorted memory. add to the -- >> everybody loves football. they weren't given up an exhibition game. owners would lose $200 million.
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>> any real effect on the game, on the teams, on free agents signing? >> not really. they've had six months to sign free agents. lose them, gain free agents and talk about training camp. people will get hurt more because they haven't worked muff. they'll work through that, have a great nfl season. and -- will lose again. >> had to get that in. >> no backlash. >> no. >> how can you turn off the -- >> you can't. college football, pro football, you give up a lot but we're not giving up football. last year the nfl had 10% increase in revenues. 10% increase in television viewers. the largest television audience in the history of the world, from the super bowl -- football is king. we like it. i'm a fan. i play add few years, i'm a fan. it's great. i'm glad it's settled and i hope the owners make another billion dollars.
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>> fran i could sit here and talk to you a long time. >> onemorecustomer.com. >> tweeting me? >> i'm a social media nut, man. i'm a zealot. me, 71 years old. i'm there. >> for the kids who don't remember, who are -- that don't remember the '70s and '80s. >> and the '60s. >> can you just say -- >> that was the '80s. davidson. >> that's incredible. >> we're talking about it at the meeting yesterday, and i said we were going to talk to a fan about this. and that's incredible. all the young people went -- what are you talking about? >> so you people that don't know, that was television show on abc we did on prime time it was fun? right? >> it was fun. >> crazy. >> fran, you're awesome. we're all going to be fine. >> all going to be okay, don. >> millionaires will be fine and guys, hopefully, it's old timers
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will be -- >> i think they're going to do something responsible for the old timers, help with the medical expenses. to help them with retirement pay. indlees some. they have $9.3 billion to split up. ought to give the old guys some money. they're going to do that. >> you're a young guy? >> i'm a young guy i'm going. >> thank you very much, fran. a policeman began shooting at a summer camp, one man sprang into action. a remarkable story in his own words, next. goodnight, outdated. goodnight old luxury and all of your wares. goodnight bygones everywhere. [ engine turns over ] good morning, illumination. good morning, innovation. good morning unequaled inspiration. [ male announcer ] the audi a8, chosen by car & driver as the best luxury sedan in a recent comparison test. welcome. i understand you need a little help with your mortgage, want to avoid foreclosure. smart move.
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we're going to continu continue,continue to struggle and we're going to continue doing what we do. now we want to maked world a better place and continue with politics. we want -- they're not going to shoot us. >> i can't understand, really, what happened. >> it's important that we stay together and keep strong. we can't let a coward like that stop us. >> because going up to now, youth, killing them no way to escape, that's cowardless acted. >> the shooter may have been a coward, but that's not the case of the boat here helped dare rescue them on the island.
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speaking with them about the self-less deed which made him a national hero. >> reporter: he was on vacation when the call came from a friend. there was a shooting on the near by island. he jumped into a boat and headed over, not knowing what he'd find. >> the first thing i noticed was a lot of youngsters laying in the ocean, nearby from the shore. the shore, yes, and they were very calm, sitting in groups, and i asked the strongest guy to go out in the water, hold the boat, and took one at a time. asking them to name themselves. thought that was kind of -- >> our kind of connection. they can devastated, in shock. a girl starts crying, look, that man is police. >> i said no. i'm just a local resident, and she got relief by that and
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looked and said you know it was a policeman in a uniform with a bald head that started shooting us. >> i thought there might be one, two or three, but just onshore, i saw, i think ten dead people and then after, you know, this situation started thinking in, we understood that the death toll rose much more at the rate of 84 or whatever. i can't imagine. we passed a group of three people who were looking like they found shelter behind the stone on the shore there. i tried to address them, on the first and second way, and i thought i -- they were just in shock, and then i realized that they actually were later deceased, and after a while i tried to contact them on foot,
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but there were no reaction to then and then i invest the police corps and met them onshore, and it's quite a touching story because i realized that three of the young people laying there kind of together behind the stone, they actually got shot in the woods and they had transported themselves down to that place and gathered together and i believe they died there, three young people, holding their arms together. it's not a huge -- how many people did you put in there? >> the first round i believe it was 14. and then i have to address the oldest one of the four and said, you have to stay ashore. i promise i will come back and get you, and they respected that and said, sit down and wait. i went to the mainland, i went back again and there were, sitting there and then i just waved to them like this, and they waved back and made a
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contact and got them in the boat and there was another group further out. we picked up two or three more. went to the mainland and on the third lap i think i picked up eight, maybe, further out. >> reporter: as he recounts the horror and bravery of survivors, the heartbreaking sight of searchers looking for several other children who leapt into the water on friday and haven't been seen since. security zone was set up and no one is ap allowed to go further than here. the police came up and defined the line. we're trying to film the island from here, no closer. it is, after all, an active crime seen. this is such a peaceful place. your weekend home, vacation place. it is so beautiful and peaceful. that this sort of happened here, it's almost unbelievable. isn't it? >> it's an area, we have been
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out there -- i went to swim there at 5, 6 years old, and it's kind of unreal, really. we could never imagine that this has happened. nerve are look that island the same way again. it will always be a -- we also have to remember that during the last 45, 45 years, i looked upon that island as it is today. a pearl out there. and that's my life. this is -- this happening, we will, of course, relate to that also for the rest of our lives. but i think that we will remember them, respect them, life has to go on. >> cnn's michael holm. after surgery and chemo surgery, yugo chavez returns home.
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venezuela's president has returned home after a week-long visit to cuba for cancer treatment. hugo chavez says a thorough scan shows no cancer cells but he says he did undergo chemotherapy as a part of his treatment. he's been reluctant to discuss details of his illness. don't have to understand words to hear our urgent the situation is. rescuers scramble to this scene in china where a bullet train crashed killing at least 35 people. this leads our headlines from around the world and cnn's international desk editor joins me with that and other stories this week. the images are unbelievable. you see a man climbing a car that's hanging from the side of the tracks. what happened here? >> this is a situation where you had a bullet train that was struck by lightning, stopped on the tracks, had a power out animal, then gets rear-ended by another train. what happens is four of these
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cars fall off of this elevated bridge as you see here. the thing is these trains can go up to 155 miles an hour and china really prides itself on its rail system. it's one of the largest high-speed bullet trains rail systems in the world and as you can see, it raises a lot of questions here about how safe is this and it is kind of like a national blow to them. they're saying look at our great transportation system and look, it has flaws. >> nothing's perfect. but man, that is terrible. i'm sure people will be thinking about the safety. another gruesome story, this one is bad enough. an 8-year-old boy in afghanistan, the hanging -- he's been hang sfd. >> it is so sad and tragic. just the thought of it. the fact is that in helmand province there was a police officer and he was approached by insurgents and they asked him to hand over his police vehicle to supply them with the police
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vehicle. he said i'm not going to do that. they said, we're going to go after your son. they kidnapped his son and they hanged the 8-year-old and they killed him. the thing is that this raises again more questions in a country that's trying to establish its own autonomy. there are still intimidation factors in place, there's fear tactics for the average citizen to kind of back off. the thing is, hamid karzai came out, the president of afghanistan today, and he said -- he was really careful not to pin it on one group. he didn't say it was the taliban. he just called the killers terrorists. >> the drought in africa. horrific. >> this is an ongoing story for over a month now. imagine this -- like let's take the entire city of new york, the entire population. entire city is on the search for food and water. we were's talking over 11 million people affected by this. it is the worst drought that east africa has seen in 60
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years. and they don't expect to have rain in at least over -- in a year. they are saying it could not rain for a year. there's ways that you can help. i just want to bring this up as well. if you go to cnn.com, impact your world, aid agencies are there. but more than $1 million in money is needed to really address just immediate needs of this. >> it's sad. you see images there. i've been to east africa. the people are such lovely people. if you can help, go to cnn.com/impact. stay tuned for the top stories. what's this option? that's new.
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deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. no progress to report. earlier this hour top lawmakers wrapped up talks. stay with cnn for the latest on this developing story. same-sex couples can now get married legally in new york state. law went into effect at midnight and hundreds took advantage today. new york city has so many requests for licenses, it had to hold a lottery. last hour mayor michael bloomberg officiated a ceremony between two of his male staffers. new york is the sixth state to allow same-sex marriages. if are you planning to fill up your car on the way to work tomorrow, for the first time since may, gas prices are on the upswing. rising cost of crude oil is to

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